Thursday, November 03, 2011
Three mechanics have been killed, causing dockworkers to cease discharging the boxes until the risk can be identified
With a December 31 deadline looming for a short line railroad track maintenance credit looming, the top executive of the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) pulled no punches in explaining why it needs to be extended.
According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”
BTS officials said this marks the second time that U.S.-NAFTA trade by land modes topped $80 billion in one month.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
UPS Freight has begun freight pickup notifications for shippers in what the carrier says will provide shippers with an “an unprecedented level of pickup control” for the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry.
Diesel prices continued heading up this week, with a 6.7 cent hike to $3.892 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/01 at 06:20 AM
Monday, October 31, 2011
TransCore officials said the top paying lane was for short-hauls from Philadelphia to Boston, with average round trip rates at $2.09 per mile, which was up 1 percent from the previous week
As noted in Part I of this series, supplier transparency is key to any reverse cycle.
Late last week, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said that its new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule that was scheduled to be rolled out on Friday, October 28 has been pushed back.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The ongoing economic “volatility” is teaching manufacturers and retailers a great deal about squeezing the margins of inventory and creating a viable and sustainable alternative distribution network.